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David F. Dinges, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Member, David Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences
Associate Director and Member, Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology
Associate Director, Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Director, Unit for Experimental Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
Chief, Division of Sleep and Chronobiology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Member, Biological Basis of Behavior Program
Member, Committee on Appointments and Promotions, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Chair, Translation Research Center (TRC) Advisory Committee, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Member, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
Member, Budget Subcommittee, Clinical Translation Research Center (CTRC), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Member, Center for Functional Neuroimaging
Affiliated Member, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
Core Member, Penn Genomics Frontiers Institute
Member,, Penn Comprehensive Neuroscience Center
Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Senior Fellow, Center for Health Behavior Research
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Chief, Division of Sleep and Chronobiology
Director, Unit for Experimental Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
1013 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Office: 215-898-9949
Fax: 215-573-6410
Graduate Group Affiliations
Education:
A.B. (Psychology)
Saint Benedict's College, Honors, 1971.
M.S. (Physiological Psychology)
Saint Louis University, 1974.

Washington University, Central Institute for the Deaf, 1975.
Ph.D. (Physiological Psychology)
Saint Louis University, 1976.
M.A. (Honorary)
University of Pennsylvania , 1993.
Post-Graduate Training
Research Psychologist, Neurology and Human Development, The Children's Hospital National Medical Center and The George Washington University Medical School, 1975-1977.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Unit for Experimental Psychiatry, The Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital and University of Pennsylvania, 1977-1979.
Certifications
not applicable, .
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Description of Research Expertise

Sleep; chronobiology; human neurobehavioral functions; cognitive performance; psychophysiological asssessment

Description of Clinical Expertise

pathological and excessive sleepiness

Description of Other Expertise

human behavior and performance functioning in space flight

Selected Publications

Basner, M., Dinges, D.F., Shea, J., Small, D., Zhu, J., Ecker, A., Novak, C., Bellini, L, Volpp, K: Sleep and alertness in medical interns and residents: an observational study on the role of extended shifts. SLEEP 40(4): Article Number PII zsx027, April 2017.

Zhang, S.L., Bai, L., Goel, M., Bailey, A., Jang, C.J., Bushman, F.D., Meerlo, P., Dinges, D.F., Sehgal, A: Human and rat gut microbiome composition is maintained following sleep restriction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. 114(8): E1564-E1571, February 2017.

Spaeth, A.M., Dinges, D.F., Goel, N. : Objective measurements of energy balance and sleep architecture are associated in healthy adults. SLEEP 40(1), January 2017.

Prasad, B., Usmani, S., Steffen, A.D., Van Dongen, H., Pack, F.M., Strakovsky, I., Staley, B., Dinges, D., Maislin, G., Pack, A.I., Weaver, T.E. : Short-Term Variability in Apnea-Hypopnea Index During Extended Home Portable Monitoring. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine February 2016.

. Mullington, J.M., Abbott, S.M., Carroll, J.E., Dijk, D-J., Dinges, D.F., Gehrman, P.R., Ginsburg, G.S., Gozal, D., Haack, M., Lim, D.C., Macrea, M., Pack, A.I., Plante, D.T., Teske, J.A., Zee, P: Developing biomarker arrays predicting sleep and circadian-coupled risks to health. SLEEP 39(4): 727-736, 2016.

Perlis, M.L., Grandner, M.A., Brown, G.K., Basner, M., Chakravorty, S., Morales, K.H., Gehrman, P.R., Chaudhary, N.S., Thase, M.E., Dinges, D.F. : Nocturnal wakefulness: Previously unrecognized risk factor for suicide. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 77(6): E726-E733, 2016.

Spaeth, A.M., Dinges, D.F., Goel, N. : Response to: "Can racial differences in resting metabolic rate be explained by body composition?" Obesity 24(6): 1204, 2016.

Spaeth, A.M., Dinges, D.F., Goel, N. : Objective measurements of energy balance and sleep architecture are associated in healthy adults. SLEEP 2016.

Creber, R.M., Pak, V.M., Varesse, M., Dinges, D.F., Wald, J., Riegel, B. : Determinants of behavioral alertness in adults with heart failure. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine December 2015.

Weljie, A.M., Meer, P., Goel, M., Sengupta, A., Kayser, M.S., Abel, T. Birnbaum, M.J., Dinges, D.F., Sehgal, A.M: Oxalic acid and diacylglycerol 36:3 are cross-species markers of sleep debt. Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences of the USA. PNAS Early Edition 112(8): 2569-2574, January 2015.

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